Jillian Michaels has inspired thousands of viewers to look and feel their best on The Biggest Loserand now the fitness queen is sharing her best beauty advice for the summer and beyond.
Real Beauty: You've been such a fitness inspiration to so many women, how does beauty and style tie into that for you?
Jillian Michaels: The overall message is about getting women to value themselves by caring for themselves. By giving women beauty tips and tricks with natural products that will help them feel sexy and stay healthy, you simply make them that much more confident.
RB: What's your personal beauty philosophy?
JM: When you take care of yourself and your appearance, you are making a statement to the world, that you respect yourself and that commands respect from other people.
RB: Do you have a specific beauty inspiration?
JM: Sophia Loren. She has been an absolute stunner at every age and has done so with grace and poise.
RB: What are three beauty products you'd never be able to live without?
JM: Coconut oil. It's a fantastic anti-microbial all natural moisturizer. I use it on my whole body every day in place of typical lotion. John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender for that beachy look (and it allows me to save time on a blow dry.) And Lavera 100% organic self tanner.
RB: What are some of your best tricks to keep hair and makeup looking great with the summer heat and humidity?
JM: Use cream makeups on your skin instead of powdersthey don't get cake-y. Also, when your hair is feeling a little flat, try a dry shampoo to give it a little lift.
RB: What are some of your tips for staying healthy despite a busy life style?
JM: You can't really reinvent the wheel on this one. It's the same stuff that you hear over and over. You hear it so often for a reasonthese tips matter. Sleep seven to eight hours each night. Hydrate yourself. You should drink water until your pee looks like lemonade, not apple juice. Hit the gym. Avoid fake foods as often as possible. Have safe sex. Take vacations.
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